Oral cancer is on the rise – especially among young people and you may be  be shocked at the reason.  I'ts not smoking or chewing tobacco - although those are risk factors.  In fact it's HPV -  the most common sexually transmitted virus infection. I spoke  with Dr. David Cognetti -Department of otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery at Jefferson University Hospital and David Caldarella an oral cancer survivor about the disease, the symptoms, treatments,  the HPV connection and the importance of HPV vaccination.   Jefferson is also hosted two free oral cancer screenings on April 12th in Philadelphia and April 19th in Abington.